Monthly Archives: February 2008

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival

February 25 thru March 2 marks a week-long celebration of the world of wines in Vancouver BC. There are a number of seminars, lunches and tastings that will feature over 1600 wines from 16 countries. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

Spanish Wines Gaining in Popularity and Availability

Opening a bottle of Spanish wine is sometimes a bit like being Forrest Gump with a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to find inside. But if you’re hesitant about giving wines from Spain a try let me assure you that there are some exceptional choices available locally. Spanish wines also […]

Syrah: A Versatile, Delicious Red Varietal

Syrah has always been one of my favorite red wines. It can be found in every major grape growing country in the world and, like most varietals, it’s made in an incredible range of styles and flavors. Syrahs are generally characterized by low to medium acidity, medium to high tannins and medium body. They’re easy […]

Wine Dinner Class at BTC

6:00 to 9:00 pm – Washington Wine Dinner. Join Dan and BTC Chef and Food Service Director Marc Eilberg for a five-course dinner paired with Washington State wines. Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.

Local Restaurants Are Also a Great Source for a Variety of Wines

Wine shops and grocery stores aren’t the only source for good wines. Local restaurants can also provide you with enjoyable wines that are sometimes difficult to find elsewhere. A case in point is Tivoli, a newer Bellingham restaurant located at 1317 Commercial St. Granted, you’ll pay more for wines in the restaurant that you will […]